Prayers for Interim Pastors and Congregations

In the Presbytery of Newton we have many churches in transition from one pastor to another.  Let us remember in prayer these congregations, their search teams and interim pastors as the travel this path in their journey.

  • Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township – Rev. Heather Morrison Yaden, Interim pastor and Rev. Tom Brown, Associate Pastor
  • First Church of Hanover
  • Kitchell Memorial Presbyterian Church, East Hanover, Rev. Daniel Schroder, Interim pastor
  • First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown – Rev. Brian Merritt, Interim pastor
  • Highlands Presbyterian Church – Rev. Claire Pula, Interim pastor
  • Long Valley Presbyterian Church – Rev. Robin Curras, Interim pastor
  • First Presbyterian Church of Mendham – Rev. Alison Paden, Acting Head of Staff/Associate Pastor
  • Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains – Rev. Jaqui Van Vliet – Interim pastor
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg
  • First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway- Rev. Nancy Young, Interim pastor
  • Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church – Rev. Anita Hendrix, Interim pastor

Gracious God,

You call us to follow you in good times, rough times, transition times and all times in between.

We are grateful for your presence in these time of transitions for our congregations. Open their imaginations to the future you promise. Through the Holy Spirit, encourage them for the work ahead and challenge them to dream dreams and embrace a new vision for the future.  Give them such trust in your Abiding Spirit that they may find joy and peace, strength and courage, to live in the world for your reign, and hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(adapted from  Book for Common Worship)